Facial Process For Helping Someone With Acne

If you have a great deal of acne, you might decide that it would be in your best interest to go to see an aesthetician. An aesthetician will be able to help supplement any regimen that has been given to you by your dermatologist by giving you a facial, which is a one-time cleanse of your skin to make sure that any medications or products that you are using are as effective as possible. There are three main steps to every facial process when an aesthetician is helping someone with acne.

1. Close, Detailed Skin Examination

The first thing that any aesthetician will do is perform a close analysis of your skin. He or she will make sure that any foreign particles on the surface of your skin, including dirt and oil, are removed so that he or she is able to get a better look. Once your skin is clear on the surface, the aesthetician will be able to determine a number of different characteristics that your skin might have, including how hydrated it is, the extent to which it is sun damaged, and how deep your acne goes.

2. Removal of Dead Skin Cells

Next, your aesthetician will remove any dead skin that might be on your face by using an exfoliant. The exfoliant that your aesthetician uses could be manual, which involves a lotion or a skincare pad that physically rubs away your dead skin or it could be chemical, in which your dead skin could be peeled away. He or she will do this in order to make sure that your pores are totally uncovered, allowing any toxins to be removed. Exfoliation also allows the facial mask to be more effective. 

3. Pore Unclogging

The main reason why you might be experiencing acne is because your pores become clogged and inflamed. After your face has been exfoliated, the aesthetician will begin to manually clean out any filled pores using an extractor. These filled pores are usually just below a breakout of acne. The aesthetician will cut into the acne and force out any blood or pus that is in it. Once all of your pores have been unclogged, the aesthetician will apply a soothing face mask that will ensure that the cut acne will not scar and that you won't experience any pain. After the mask has been allowed to sit, the aesthetician will remove it.

For more information about the process, talk to your aesthetician.